Vinyasa Level II/II
MAC, Harvard University
Music: Yoga Pop mix
downward facing dog
down dog to plank
2 Sun As with long holds in plank
3 “Sun Cs”
standing leg split
foward fold with arm bind overhead
utkatasana twist right
utkatasana twist left
vinyasa back to down dog and jump through
bridge with block between knees
2 regular bridge/wheel
supta baddha konasana
wide-angled baddha konasana
Fun group tonight! The weather must have had something to do with it — everyone was so playful and the focus was great. I used Michelle B’s “mirror breath” cues again and the breathwork improved light years.
Had to bring one student down out of his inversion: he was in some really effed up version of basket headstand. Even coming out, he just slid down to the floor on his neck ::SHUDDER!:: I asked him to take viparita for now and we’d do basket after class. Yikes! For the first time I was concerned with someone’s safety. I’ve been lucky so far that while I’ve had some “pushers” and “musclers” no one’s outright put themselves in danger … until now. I was proud of myself that I stayed so calm, despite a racing heart. Anyways, we worked on basket after class and I think he gets it now. Fingers crossed!
Teachers — have you had to bring people out of poses? How do you approach it gracefully and with tact?